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  Dame Peggy Ashcroft | Biography (1907-1991)
Born on the 22nd December, 1907 in, er, Croydon, Peggy Ashcroft was educated at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
In honour of her innumerable Shakespearean performances, Ashcroft was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1956.
When she did not appear at the Oscar ceremony, rumors began circulating that Ashcroft was terminally ill. In fact, Dame Peggy Ashcroft had six more years' worth of performances in her, culminating with her magnificent portrayal of a lifelong mental institution resident in the made-for-TV She's Been Away (1990).
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 Peggy Ashcroft - Overview - MSN Movies
June 14, 1991 in London, England, UK Biography:Educated at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, British actress "Peggy Ashcroft" made her West End theatrical debut in 1927.
Ashcroft made her film bow in 1933's "The Wandering Jew", four years before her first Broadway appearance.
In honor of her innumerable Shakespearean performances, Ashcroft was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1956.
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Educated at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, British actress Peggy Ashcroft made her West End theatrical debut in 1927.
Ashcroft made her film bow in 1933's The Wandering Jew, four years before her first Broadway appearance.
Appearing very infrequently in films throughout most of her career, Ashcroft is best remembered for her movie roles in Hitchcock's The Thirty Nine Steps (1935) and the Audrey Hepburn vehicle The Nun's Story (1959).
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  Encyclopedia: Peggy Ashcroft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born in Croydon, Ashcroft attended the Central School of Speech and Drama.
On television, 1984 saw Peggy Ashcroft appear in the role of Barbie Batchelor in the internationally acclaimed mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, for which she won a BAFTA Best Television Actress award.
Peggy Ashcroft was appointed OBE in 1951, and DBE in 1956.
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 Peggy Ashcroft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft, DBE (December 22, 1907–June 14, 1991) was an acclaimed British actress.
On television, 1984 saw Peggy Ashcroft appear in the role of "Barbie Batchelor" in the internationally acclaimed British mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, for which she won a BAFTA Best Television Actress award.
She died in London on June 14, 1991, of a stroke at the age of 83.
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 Peggy Ashcroft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peggy Ashcroft (December 22nd, 1907—June 14th, 1991) was a British actress.
Born Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft in Croydon, a suburb of London, Ashcroft attended the Central School of Dramatic Art.
Peggy Ashcroft was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1951, and made a Dame Commander in 1956.
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Peggy Ashcroft (December 22nd 1907 — June 14th 1991) was a British actress.
On television 1984 saw Peggy appear in the role of Barbie Batchelor the internationally acclaimed mini-series Jewel in the Crown for which she won a BAFTA Best Television Actress award.
Peggy Ashcroft was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1951 and made a Commander in 1956.
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 Ashcroft, Dame Peggy
Ashcroft performed principal roles in more than 100 productions in England and on tour, displaying her versatility in both comic and tragic roles.
Ashcroft first appeared in films in 1933; her infrequent screen work includes the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Thirty-nine Steps (1935) and A Passage to India (1984), for which she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress.
Ashcroft was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1951 and Dame Commander in 1956; in 1962 a new theatre in London was named in her honour.
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 Peggy Ashcroft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peggy Ashcroft (December 22 nd, 1907 — June 14 th, 1991) was a British actress.
Extreme Ashcroft Calling for Attorney General John Ashcroft to leave office because of his extreme views.
Peggy Lee at the Copacabana Live performance review by newspaper columnist Robert W. Dana.
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 Review: “Happy days” at the National Theatre
Peggy Ashcroft’s difficulty in 1975 was in fact largely vocal.
Peggy Ashcroft’s expressions, her natural reactions to an unnatural situation are brilliantly conveyed.
Hall pointed out that since Irish rhythms permeate Beckett’s texts, Peggy Ashcroft was trying to catch these inflexions, so it seemed a pity that she did not allow herself more of an accent more of the time.
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 Peggy Ashcroft - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of her earliest film roles was the minor part of the crofter's wife in the Robert_Donat version of ''The_Thirty-Nine_Steps''.
On television, 1984 saw Peggy Ashcroft appear in the role of Barbie Batchelor in the internationally acclaimed mini-series ''Jewel_in_the_Crown'', for which she won a BAFTA Best Television Actress award.
Peggy Ashcroft was awarded the Order_of_the_British_Empire (OBE) in 1951, and made a Dame Commander in 1956.
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Croydon-born actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft is one of 100 celebrities to be honoured in a new UK walk of fame.
It will also feature Croydon-born thespian Dame Peggy Ashcroft, a star of the British stage for more than 50 years and after whom the Ashcroft Theatre at the...
The movie, which was released in 1984, earned 11 Academy Award nominations and won Oscars for best supporting actress for Peggy Ashcroft and best score for...
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 Adoption and Foster Care Biographies - Biography of Adoptee Dame Peggy Ashcroft - Actress -
Ashcroft was German Jewish and Danish on her mother's side and English on her father's side.
An alternative to the official biography says that Violetta and William were not her birth parents, but that William was the cousin of her birth mother, Elizabeth Ashcroft, an unmarried waitress, that her birth father was Francis Roberts, a naval officer, and that Peggy was adopted to hide the shame of her illegitimacy.
This version was reportedly confided by Elizabeth to her daughter, Mary (Elizabeth and Francis later married and had three more children), who claims to be Peggy's full sister.
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 Ashcroft, Dame Peggy --  Encyclopædia Britannica
From her professional debut in 1926 until her last performance in 1982, Peggy Ashcroft was one of the most distinguished actresses of the British stage.
Known for her soulful yet restrained voice, U.S. singer and songwriter Peggy Lee developed a long career as a jazz-oriented popular vocalist.
The American Library Association awarded Peggy Rathmann the 1996 Caldecott Medal for ‘Officer Buckle and Gloria' (1995), a story about a serious policeman and a lively canine who discover the value of teamwork.
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 Spectator, The: Unremittingly seeking Peggy
Major William Ashcroft was killed in France in 1918, having survived, in continuous action, a long war.
When, however, he insists that Peggy Ashcroft, in all her loves, was seeking a father, I must demur.
That apart, however, he provides an exact chronology and much perceptive criticism of Peggy Ashcroft in her various roles, including that of wife and mother, on and off the stage, together with vivid portraits of the directors and groups of actors who produced some of the finest effects in the theatre of our time.
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 Amazon.de: Reise nach Indien (Arthaus Premium Edition - 2 DVDs): DVD: Peggy Ashcroft,Judy Davis,James Fox,E. M. ...
Schilderte Forster diesen Konflikt anhand der beiden männlichen Hauptfiguren Dr. Aziz (Victor Banerjee) und Fielding (James Fox), verlagert Lean die Erzählung auf das Verhältnis Aziz und Miss Quested (Judy Davis), die in Indien eine Art sexuelles Erwachen erlebt, was sie selbst und in der Folge das gesamte Land in Aufruhr versetzt.
Die britischen Darsteller - allen voran die großartige Judy Davis in einer ihrer ersten und besten Filmrollen - agieren brillant (Peggy Ashcroft erhielt als Davis' zukünftige Schwiegermutter einen Oscar und so ziemlich alle Filmpreise, die in diesem Jahr vergeben wurden).
Die indischen Darsteller lassen allerdings teilweise zu Wünschen übrig, und David Lean neigt dazu, sie als Clowns zu inszenieren.
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 Peggy Ashcroft Photos - Peggy Ashcroft News - Peggy Ashcroft Information
Alias Name(s): Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft
Peggy was made a Dame in 1956 by Queen Elizabeth II, having previously accepted a CBE in 1951.
This old British mini-series, which has a total length of six hours, was made in 1978 and is the true story of the Abdication Crisis of 1936.
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 She’s Been Away Film Review - Time Out Film
Scripted by Stephen Poliakoff, the first 35mm movie wholly financed by the BBC, this has the incomparable Ashcroft as an elderly woman, put into institutional care when still a young woman, released in her twilight years by the agency of her liberal nephew (Fox).
Ashcroft's problem is not mental illness but a surfeit of stubborness and independence, the former communicated by her weapon of silence against repressiveness, the latter by flashbacks which show her as a young, vaguely libertarian and feminist fl sheep.
The grudging but gradual bond between the two women leads, almost inevitably with Poliakoff, into a spot of picaresque delinquency in the family Daimler and the realisation that all is not well with this seemingly ideal marriage.
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 Buy A Passage to India DVD starring ~ Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee Peggy Ashcroft from Movie-shopper.com in association ...
The central women are excellent with Ashcroft being the stoic and sensible creature too polite to betray her true feelings to her British peers and yet understood by Indians becuase of her grace, calm and connection.
The scenery is stunning and electric and the film seems to say as much to say about 1980's Anglo/Asian relations (10 years had passed since the first major wave of immigration to the UK from India and Africa when this film was made) as it does about those of the 1920's.
Peggy Ashcroft did a marvelous job, I thought - the best performance in the film.
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 SHAKSPER 2004: Peggy Ashcroft ODNB Bio
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2146 Monday, 27 December 2004 From: Al Magary Date: Wednesday, 22 Dec 2004 01:50:29 -0800 Subject: Peggy Ashcroft ODNB Bio The new Oxford DNB has daily free email bios that have included some really choice figures--fabulous courtesans are preferred over dull clergy--and today's life is about Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
It began with her as an auburn-haired French bride of startling girlishness; progressed in the middle section to the isolated foreign queen and maddened, blood-streaked, battle-hungry she-wolf; and ended with her as a sad, bedraggled figure, haunting the court she had once entered as a young bride.
It was not merely her protean range that astonished-it was the revelation of an untapped demonism lurking within Ashcroft herself and of an overwhelming imaginative power.
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 Re: ASHCROFT/PRYDE Marriage - Scotland
My connection is through my gt gt grmother Mary Ashcroft whose father was Jeremiah Ashcroft who also had a son called John.
All I know of them is that they were in Glasgow when my gt gt gmother Mary Ashcroft was married in 1876 Mary was born 1n 1840.
Jeremiah was a "lay preacher" Thats it except that the women of each generation have had a large mole on the upper left cheek.
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 Peggy Ashcroft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Edith nato Margaret Emily Ashcroft en Croydon, un suburbio de Londres, Ashcroft atendió a la escuela central del arte dramático.
Una actriz prolífica de la etapa de una edad joven, la película de Peggy Ashcroft y los aspectos de la televisión eran raros pero memorables.
Concedieron la orden del imperio británico (OBE) en 1951, e hizo Peggy Ashcroft a dama comandante en 1956.
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Already crowded, their compartment is overrun by the arrival of an imperious Viennese dowager, Frau Messner (Dame Peggy Ashcroft).
Peggy Ashcroft and Larry Pine star as two rapacious art collectors who come to the decaying Art Deco palace of a young Maharaja (Victor Banerjee) to examine a legendary collection of Indian miniature paintings.
While vying with each other to get the pictures away from the royal couple—nicknamed Georgie and Bonnie as children by their Scottish governess—they must also divine the true motives of the Indian curator of the collection (Saeed Jaffrey), who—in league with the Maha...
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 A Passage to India comments - David Lean Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peggy Ashcroft is great, but one can't help but wonder whether an Indian director could have made more from the same material.
Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), a lovely and kindly woman who, upon reaching India, is appalled at the treatment of the native Indian populace by her own countrymen.
Victor Banerjee is especially compelling as the put upon, well meaning Dr. Aziz, while Peggy Ashcroft gives a sensitive and well nuanced performance as the humane and soft hearted Mrs.
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 Peggy Ashcroft : Alle Produkte Sat Oct 22 10:43:12 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Peggy Ashcroft : Alle Produkte Sat Oct 22 10:43:12 2005
The Secret Woman: A Life of Peggy Ashcroft
The Winter's Tale: Performed by John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Cast
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 Buy The Jewel in the Crown DVD starring ~ Dance, Wooldridge Malik Pigott- Peggy Ashcroft from Movie-shopper.com in ...
I found the performances of Peggy Ashcroft, Judy Parfitt, and Art Malik as enthralling as they were years ago.
However, out of all the above actors it is the simply magnificent Peggy Ashcroft who steals the show as Barbie Batchelor.
Despite being nearly TWENTY years too old for the role, her performance is almost flawless throughout and remains to this day one of the greatest examples of acting ever seen on television.
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